WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) -  Paradigm Outcomes, the nation's leading provider of complex medical management services, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Nathan Cope, MD, a former Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford University Medical Center, co-founded the company with Michael Grisham in 1991 after observing how the healthcare system often failed patients with catastrophic injuries. Over the course of the last 25 years, Paradigm has applied its expertise to deliver consistently superior medical and financial results.

"As a physician specializing in severe brain and spinal cord injuries, I saw an opportunity to improve the lives of more people than I could personally treat," said Cope. "The healthcare system was very inefficient and medical risks increased as patients moved from one provider to the next. Complex injuries like these required specialized oversight to ensure accurate care coordination and the best clinical practices at every step on the long road to recovery."

Though initially focused on delivering care management services to acquired brain injury claims, Paradigm has expanded to cover spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, burns and chronic pain. Clients have referred more than 15,000 medically complex cases for review, and the company has a 99.7% success rate in achieving or exceeding targeted results on managed cases during its 25 year history.

"This company was built on two principles," said Scott Goll, Senior Vice President of Operations and one of the earliest employees. "First, we wanted to help seriously injured people make the best possible recovery. Second, we focused on outcomes so that everyone -- providers, payors and Paradigm -- was aligned with the patient's best interest. All of us are proud to say these remain our guiding principles today."

"Paradigm developed an innovative approach that transformed care management in workers' compensation," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Hudak. "From guaranteed outcomes to the assumption of financial risk to predictive modeling, we lead the way toward a better healthcare system with services that improve lives and lower costs. I'm excited about this company's future."

About Paradigm Outcomes

Paradigm Outcomes provides acute and ongoing case management services for people with acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, burns and chronic pain. As the nation's leading provider of complex and catastrophic medical management in the workers' compensation industry, Paradigm achieves 5x better medical outcomes and lowers total costs by 40%. Paradigm accomplishes this by bringing together nationally recognized doctors, nurses and specialists, the best network of care facilities in the country, and 25 years of clinical data to guide decisions. For more information, visit www.paradigmcorp.com.

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